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So my graduate school manual says that PhD students can maintain full time status if they are course complete or ABD (all but dissertation). The manual was updated last December. My advisor says that the manual is wrong and that for whatever reason the Graduate School doesn't update the manual even though they know it to be wrong.

My advisor is the alpha male type so to go over his head and clarify this with the graduate school will likely just make him angry and hostile towards me for breaking the "chain of command" so it's pretty much a dead end. Which sucks majorly because I'm course complete so the only reason for me to register for a full course load is keep my student loans in deferral. Having a full course load also means I have less time to prepare for my doctoral exams during the fall semester.

But overall it really miffs me that, even though the graduate school manual says I don't need to register for a full course load, my advisor maintains that the guide is wrong leaving me in the position of either having to potentially do more work than I actually need (and pay for more credits than I need) or challenge him and commit academic suicide.


That is every kind of awful, but academics are all politics anymore. If the guide is printed that way then going over his head would assure that you don't need the full course load. Even if the guide is wrong they would probably grant you that for bringing it to their attention, but he would hate you forever for undermining his authority. You're screwed.
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Caedus_16 wrote:

That is every kind of awful, but academics are all politics anymore. If the guide is printed that way then going over his head would assure that you don't need the full course load. Even if the guide is wrong they would probably grant you that for bringing it to their attention, but he would hate you forever for undermining his authority. You're screwed.


So some semi-good news regarding this: after responding to my e-mail my advisor had second thoughts and called the dean of the grad school to find out. Turns out my advisor is right. Among the long list of scandals that got the last dean fired in December neglecting to update the website's information was one of them. I feel much better knowing that in the end my advisor had my back and checked it out.

That being said it means I'll have to pay tuition for 9 credits instead of 1 credit despite being course complete so financially that still sucks. But all in all I'd rather be out a few extra bucks knowing my advisor is on my side than save a few bucks at the cost of making the next 2-3 years I have left (minimum) a living hell cause I got on my advisor's bad side.
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So, yesterday, I was teaching my kindergarten class. One of the kids has anger issues and possible special needs. He had a meltdown and began screaming and hitting anyone who came near him. We had to remove the other kids from the classroom until he could be calmed. Stressful, but at least they finally moved him into a smaller classroom where he could get more one on one help.
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I really didn't have the best day ever today. First of all, I overslept, forgot my homework at home, got detention, twisted my ankle at the karate class and finally my favorite pizza place was closed so no pizza for dinner for me. And to make it all better, it was my birthday. Sad
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That sucks. Sad
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My stomach is killing me today. Confused

EDIT: I'm pretty sure I have a kidney infection and I'm hoping to get to a doctor/clinic tomorrow. Last night literally I didn't sleep a wink and now I want to go to bed and it's only 7pm.
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I purchased a year's subscription to Xbox Gold just to watch Netflix and then I remembered that there isn't anything good on Netflix.

No, I don't want to watch The Vampire Diaries.

I know I'm being a baby and there are good things on there, but everything that is good is something that I have already seen and/or own and every single thing that I wanted to see that I haven't is not on there.
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^^

You want "nothing good on Netflix"? Move to Canada, where we get less than half of what you get.

I cancelled our Netflix because so much of what you guys get just isn't on it for us. Like, the newest material on Canadian Netflix is from 2011.
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I'm not mad about the netflix, as I am about wasting my money on xbox Gold. Other than that I don't care about it and have no desire to play FPS mutli player.
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Dog-Poop_Walker wrote:
I'm not mad about the netflix, as I am about wasting my money on xbox Gold. Other than that I don't care about it and have no desire to play FPS mutli player.


If you don't play fps online and you don't do netflix then xbox gold is pointless. Completely.
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I subscribed to Netflix, once. Then I discovered that it didn't have Sherlock, so I cancelled the subscription. I is fickle.
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Caedus_16 wrote:
Dog-Poop_Walker wrote:
I'm not mad about the netflix, as I am about wasting my money on xbox Gold. Other than that I don't care about it and have no desire to play FPS mutli player.


If you don't play fps online and you don't do netflix then xbox gold is pointless. Completely.


Yes, exactly. That is the problem.
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Dog-Poop_Walker wrote:
Caedus_16 wrote:
Dog-Poop_Walker wrote:
I'm not mad about the netflix, as I am about wasting my money on xbox Gold. Other than that I don't care about it and have no desire to play FPS mutli player.


If you don't play fps online and you don't do netflix then xbox gold is pointless. Completely.


Yes, exactly. That is the problem.


Cancel it, get your money back if you can. They're usually pretty good about it and soon it will be different and subscriptions will be required so enjoy not needing it for now.
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